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On the Saddle

On the Saddle

There is no better way to experience the open vistas and sweeping countryside of Colorado’s Eastern Plains than on the seat of a bicycle. Cyclists of all ages and ability levels are invited to pedal past family farms, wildlife sanctuaries and several of our states most prominent historical landmarks and heritage sites.

The majority of cyclists will participate in a 3-day, fully-supported bicycle tour, covering anywhere between 30 to 80 miles per stage. The Pedal The Plains Century Ride gives cyclists on the multi-day tour an option to push their limits or it may also be purchased by others as a single-day offering. Those who prefer a route with an emphasis on fun and fashion over fitness, may saddle-up for the Pedal The Plains Family Fun Ride; complete with costumes, games and prizes.

On-Route Learning

Interactive On-Route Experience: Each ride option of Pedal The Plains incorporates interactive learning experiences that showcase significant points of interest along the route. At each of these stops, cyclists will have a chance to dismount and learn about a particular point-of-interest by meeting an expert, viewing an exhibit, or taking a short tour.

Point of Interest Signs: Point of Interest Signs will be planted along the road throughout the ride to inform cyclists about what they’re seeing, hearing, and smelling as they pedal along. Signs may notify riders about what’s growing in a field, the type of bird nesting in a tree, the location of a historic battle field or where a wagon trail once ran.

Now that’s JUST PLAIN FUN!

For those riders who wish to further explore the themes and subjects they encounter along the route, educational exhibits, demonstrations, and interactive displays will be set up in each host community.

Educational Sponsors & Providers

USDACanyons and Plains

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